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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Environmental Health (General) Health Hazards: Awareness

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Public Health Addictions MSc from LJMU’s Public Health Institute examines the evidence base of harms/risks relating to addictions and ways to reduce them.

  • Study on this ground-breaking course, unique in the north west
  • Explore the evidence base of addiction harms and risks and the policies used to reduce them
  • Discover course content informed by key research in alcohol and drug addiction
  • Benefit from support and guidance for placement learning opportunities

One of only a handful of courses in the UK, Public Health (Addictions) turns its back on the treatment of addiction as a behaviour and looks at its wider social and political aspects. The issues relating to addiction continue to be major public health challenges facing communities around the world, with wide ranging consequences for the individual concerned, their families and society as a whole.

This MSc in Public Health (Addiction) builds on the Public Health Institute's extensive research portfolio of primary research, evaluation, evidence review and intelligence systems, covering the areas of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, psychology and criminology, many have also worked in drug or alcohol support capacities.

Different course options

Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Epidemiology And Basic Statistics - Core
Public Health: Policy and Practice - Core
Dissertation - Core
Research Methods - Core
Understanding Addictions - Core
Addictions: Policy and Interventions - Core
Violence - Optional
Global Health - Optional
Health Improvement - Optional
Health Protection - Optional
Work Related Learning - Optional
Public Health Intelligence: Advanced Methods - Optional
Systematic Review - Optional
Public Health Intelligence: Basics - Optional
Independent Study - Optional

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: • a good honours degree in any health or social science-related discipline or • equivalent professional qualifications and experience.

Department profile

Studying for your postgrad at LJMU means benefiting from professionally relevant and up-to-date teaching that will have a real impact on your career. Working at the vanguard of developments in the education, sport and health sectors, our lecturers and professional tutors are actively involved in research, consultancy, knowledge transfer and policy influencing. Add this to our extensive networks with schools and other education providers, as...more

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more

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